Canadian American Studies Notes

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Unformatted text preview: Canadian American Studies 09/01/2008 12:04:00 ← Canada is super cold and covered in snow • Canada is the ‘winter half’ of north America • British Columbia is ‘lotus land’ because its green all the time ← Canada has 10 provinces (Canada’s capital city is Ottawa) • Western Provinces o British Columbia (capital Victoria major city Vancouver) 4 million people o Alberta (capital Edmonton, Calgary big city) 3 million o Saskatchewan (capital Regina) 1 million o Manitoba (capital Winnipeg) 1.2 million • Central Canada o Ontario (capital Toronto) 12 million o Quebec (capital Quebec, major city Montréal) 7.5 million • Atlantic Provinces (Maritimes include first three) o New Brunswick (capital Fredericton) 750,000 o Nova Scotia (Capital Halifax) 1 million o Prince Edward Island (capital Charlotte Town) (P.E.I) 138,000 Newfoundland (Capital St. Johns) (Newfoundland and Labrador) 500,000 ← And three territories, which don’t have full status like a province • Yukon Territory (Whitehorse) 40,000 • Northwest territories (Yellowknife) 30,000 • Nanavut (Iqaluit) ← 33 Million People in Canada (11 or 12 % of America) • second largest land area country in the world • 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of US border • Edmonton only major city not within 100 miles of America • Biggest element of population live in Ontario and Quebec o Ontario has 12.8 million, Quebec 7.7 million (60% of all Canadians live in those two provinces) o Toronto has 5 million people in metropolitan area • British Columbia 3 rd largest population- 4.4 million • Alberta 3.5 million o The two fastest growing of anywhere o About 750,000 in last ten years ← Two official languages in Canada, French and English • Mostly just Quebec for French (80%) • English ¾, French ¼ • 9 provinces English, only 1 French • Quebec wants to secede 09/01/2008 12:04:00 ← Deux Nations • Two nations- because Canada isn’t unified under one central ethnicity • Much of the nation speaks something other than in English, or multiple languages • 1/5 of Canadian residents were born outside Canada ← 7 physical regions • innutian—high arctic • northern lowlands—below high arctic o these two least influential in politics, but most stereotypes based on them • east to west • Appalachian region—east coast low lying mountains o Mining • St Laurence lowlands o Smallest area highest population o Fairly flat, good soil, good location, fairly warm, longer growing season located close to vital waterways for transportation, central location. Obviously the best region in Canada • Canadian shield region o “Near North” huge, huge area, basically the Midwest of Canada to the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course CA/AM STUD 200 taught by Professor Kamena during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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